Fiesta San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain

Most commonly known as the Pamplona running of the bulls, the festival officially kicks off at midday, July 6 every year. The first bull run of the festival happens at 8am on July 7 and the last at the same time on July 14.

Bull running traces back to the 14th century though back then it was not nearly close to being the phenomenon it is now.

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest is Germany’s prime event, with celebrations lasting from late September until mid October every year.

The scale of the event is hard to comprehend until you actually get there. An endless supply of beer; folk music, dancing and local cuisine will keep you thoroughly entertained.

Love Parade, Duisburg, Germany

Originating in Berlin, Germany, the music festival was first held in 1989 and now in 2010, will take over the streets of Duisburg. On July 24, Germany’s most impressive DJ’s will entertain a crowd of thousands.

Palio di Siena, Siena, Italy

If you missed the world-famous horse race on July 2, the second instalment happens on August 16 in Siena, Italy. Palio di Siena takes places in Piazza del Campo, where thousands congregate to admire the impressive show.

La Tomatina Valencia, Bunol, Spain

Not many festivals around the world can say they are a huge food fight! Since 1945, the Tomatina festival is held each year on the last Wednesday in August, where thousands upon thousands throw crushed tomatoes at each other just for the fun of it.

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